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With Thanksgiving (both the American and Canadian varieties) safely out of the way, it's time to get into the Christmas spirit in full force -- and what better way to get into the holiday spirit with this weekend's crescendo of holiday bazaars. There's seven to choose from this weekend alone, so if you're not out there celebrating and shopping for gifts, well Bah! Humbug to you.

Play your cards right and you can hit them all up in order -- and if you're looking for the perfect China-themed gift this year, we recommend visiting The Hutong table for their cool gifts (they'll be at  BCIS Bazaar today and the the BSB Fair and The Gift tomorrow).

Sat, Nov 29

3e Christmas Bazaar
Festive food, shopping, and games for the whole family await at 3e's Christmas Bazaar. Free. 10am-noon. 3e International School (6437 3344)

BCIS and MCF 2014 Christmas Bazaar
BCIS and the Migrant Children’s Foundation (MCF) are teaming up for a Christmas bazaar with lots of vendors, family-friendly games and activities, and a full stage show. All money raised will be donated to MCF, which provides health check-ups for migrant children in Beijing. Free. 11am-3pm. BCIS Early Childhood Center (6770 0766)  

German Embassy Christmas Bazaar
Bringing German tradition and Christmas spirit to Beijing, this popular annual bazaar supports a number of local charities in and around Beijing. Taking place on the first Advent weekend, there will be a full day of festivities. Open to foreign passport holders only (bring your passport for admission). Free. 11am-5pm. German Embassy ([email protected])

Hilton Beijing Christmas Charity Bazaar
For the 20th year in a row, Hilton Beijing is a having a Christmas tree lighting ceremony with a three-storey tall tree and a 65sqm winter landscape with a Christmas train. There will also be live music, performances, and a visit for Santa Claus. A Christmas charity bazaar will take place in the galleria with a range of products for sale, including hampers, jewelry, and organic produce. Free. 2-8pm (tree lighting at 6pm). Hilton Beijing (5865 5125, [email protected])


Sun, Nov 30

The Gift Charity Bazaar
Once again, CISB and Stage One Productions are teaming up for a charity bazaar with unique gifts, seasonal foods, natural beauty products, and more. Free. 11am-4pm. Canadian International School of Beijing ([email protected])

BSB Sanlitun Christmas Cracker
This year’s Christmas Fayre will have a focus on craft-making and games for children. There will be food stalls, an outside heated bar for the adults to enjoy, Christmas carols, music, and plenty of festive activities for the whole family. Free. 11am-3pm. British School of Beijing, Sanlitun (8532 3088)

Beijing Riviera Holiday Gift Bazaar
With vendors selling gifts and goodies, all fees go towards supporting the Migrant Children’s Foundation. Free. 10am-4pm (8450 6888)

The fun doesn't stop this weekend -- check our list of additional holiday bazaars here, and check our ever-evolving list of Christmas events here.

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